Looking for a gaming mouse like the Logitech G502, direct from China

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Looking for a gaming mouse like the Logitech G502, direct from China

My current mouse of choice is the Logitech G502.

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https://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Spectrum-Shifting-Personalized-Programmable/dp/B019OB663A

 

I eventually chose this because I wanted a gaming mouse from Amazon.

Now I want a similar mouse, but direct from China, to hopefully find a bargain.

So, AliExpress, or any of the other Chinese shops will do.

 

I have extra large hands, so I need a large mouse.

The G502 is 132 mm (5.2 inches) long, and that works pretty well for me.

I'm right-handed, so that makes things easier.

I like mice with braided cords, and the ability to turn off any LED lighting.

 

Any recommendations?

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Wait, why would you want another mouse since you already have it?

My very own high current Beryllium Copper springs Gen 3:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/67401
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BlueSwordM wrote:

Wait, why would you want another mouse since you already have it?

Maybe I'll like the direct from China mouse better.

Also, the Logitech mouse won't last forever, so I'm looking for a backup.

(And my mom needs a better mouse for her laptop, but it has to be something I like because I maintain her computer.)

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That’s exact same mouse I’m using. I like the free scroll mode where I can just fling the wheel to scroll through long documents or webpage, then switch back to ratchet mode when precision is required.

You can find it on Aliexpress for $58 sans shipping. They also sell the body parts too, in case they worn out (provided that you are brave enough to hack it apart and reassemble it).

Edit: I don’t like the knockoffs being sold there (because they lack this free-scroll option).

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For a budget mouse, I would just get the G203:
https://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Prodigy-Wired-Gaming-Mouse/dp/B01M26YUKO/

Good mouse, high quality, etc. You also get the great Logitech support with it.

Or, if you want overkill:
https://shop.x-raypad.com/product/g-wolves-skoll-gaming-mouse-rgb-lighting/

My very own high current Beryllium Copper springs Gen 3:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/67401
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The G203 is too small, and the Skoll is too pricey.

I paid less than $33 for each of my G502's.

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Logitech MX Master is a great one. I got one used on a good discount because the charging cord was missing. It’s Micro USB. I really enjoy the tactile feel of it. My previous primary mouse was an MX Anywhere. That was a great mouse (the original, not the 2nd version). But unfortunately the mouse buttons had a design flaw where they’d wear out over time and cause unwanted double-clicks. I performed a DIY mod to help alleviate it, but that didn’t work reliably.

My travel mouse is a Microsoft Mouse 4000. It is light and a little cheap feeling, but it just lasts and lasts. Pretty accurate performance too. And efficient. Just 1 AA cell.

Anyway, if you need or prefer corded, then the G502 looks like the one to keep going with. $36 shipped on eBay. I wouldn’t trust Chinese clones.

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The problem with Logitech is that the mark up is ridiculous where I live.

The MSRP for 502 hero is equivalent to $95 in here, and MX master is for $125 equiv.

Yeah right, overcharging for a country that pays a fraction of wage compared to U.S. seems fair to me /s.

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What do you like about the G502 specifically? I wouldn’t classify it as a “big” mouse, especially compared to Deathadders and the like. Grip width is just as, if not more important than length.

Palm, claw or fingertip grip?

That said, I’d recommend the Nixeus Revel, it’s one of the cheapest larger mice with a sensor that works well for gaming.

Very few cheapo mice are worth you time for gaming, the sensors are cheap and there are often serious firmware and reliability issues. “Convoys” of the gaming mice market there are not.

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The Nixeus Revel looks decent, though I don't think you can turn off the LED light.

EDIT:  You can disable the light.

I have a claw grip, but I rest my wrist on a wrist pad built into my mouse pad.

BurningPlayd0h wrote:

Very few cheapo mice are worth you time for gaming, the sensors are cheap and there are often serious firmware and reliability issues. "Convoys" of the gaming mice market there are not.

I was not aware of that.

I guess that's why no one is recommending anything direct from China that's a bargain.

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I like the size and shape of the G502.

I like the braided cord, and the fact that you can turn off the LED light.

I like the texture of the mouse.

I like the rest area for the thumb.

It has more buttons than I need, and I don't need the programmability, but these extras don't hurt.

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Just watched this review : 3360 Sensor on a Budget | Rii M01 Gaming Mouse which might tick a few boxes about characteristics you liked.

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raccoon city wrote:

I like the size and shape of the G502.


I like the braided cord, and the fact that you can turn off the LED light.


I like the texture of the mouse.


I like the rest area for the thumb.


It has more buttons than I need, and I don’t need the programability, but these extras don’t hurt.

Do you also like the ratchet/free scrolling mode? If “yes”, then you’re pretty much stuck with G502 or similar models from logitech.

There are no other manufacturer (that I known of) that offer this feature.

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The Rii M01 looks pretty good in that video, but it's too small for me.

I need something close to 132 mm, or 5.2 inches, in length.

If the mouse is shorter than 5 inches long, it's probably too short.

I learned this by buying (and returning) at least a couple of mice that were too small.

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rngwn wrote:

Do you also like the ratchet/free scrolling mode? If “yes”, then you’re pretty much stuck with G502 or similar models from logitech.

There are no other manufacturer (that I known of) that offer this feature.

I don't have to have that feature.

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BurningPlayd0h wrote:

I'd recommend the Nixeus Revel, it's one of the cheapest larger mice with a sensor that works well for gaming.

I'm re-looking at the Nixeus Revel.

I was wrong--you can disable the light.

The mouse might be big enough.

It's right on the edge of what I'm looking for in size.

I don't know how great of a sensor I need.

Although I like gaming mice, I don't really play intense computer games with mice.

I mostly just surf the web, but I still like gaming mice.

The cord isn't braided, but that's not a deal-breaker for me--it's just nice to have a braided cord.

So it's looking pretty good so far.

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Lexel wrote:

Wow!

None of those mice look any good!

I know of at least one mouse on Amazon that's pretty decent (for me) for under $20, but I'm looking for something even better than that.

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This Pictek gaming mouse isn't bad for the price...

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https://www.amazon.com/PICTEK-Programmable-Adjustable-Comfortable-Ergonomic/dp/B07G387ZJM

 

It's a little small for me, but it's still pretty good.

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The height of a mouse completely changes the feel too, and if you’re claw grip you probably just need something with a taller hump or one that’s farther back. I think the Revel might do that for you, otherwise look for a sale on a Deathadder or G403 maybe?

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BurningPlayd0h wrote:

The height of a mouse completely changes the feel too, and if you’re claw grip you probably just need something with a taller hump or one that’s farther back. I think the Revel might do that for you, otherwise look for a sale on a Deathadder or G403 maybe?

Yep, the Revel might work for me.

The Deathadder doesn't have the best feedback on Amazon.

I think I prefer the G502 to the G403.